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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1969-08-03




d1t01 - Hard To Handle
d1t02 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t03 - Hi-Heel Sneakers
d1t04 - High Time
d1t05 - Mama Tried
d2t01 - Dark Star
d2t02 - Alligator ->
d2t03 - Drums ->
d2t04 - The Other One ->
d2t05 - Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
d2t06 - And We Bid You Goodnight


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date August 3, 1969
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Reviews

Reviewer: mzlizizaninja - - December 12, 2014
Subject: Goodness...
I listened to this one, or parts of it, 4 times total yesterday and today. Its a keeper.

Some reactions re some of the show:

First Track [blast off (my personal title)]
12/11 AM Eyeopener with coffee, just rolled outta bed: Pig Pen blew out my funny bone. Giant Belly Laugh.
12/11 PM and 12/12 AM & PM: still lovin it

Coal Mine:
12/11 AM & PM, 12/12 AM & PM: too short.

High Heeled Sneakers:
12/11 AM & PM, 12/12 AM: I can rock to this.
12/12 PM: high heeled sneakers...Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys; red dress...Lady in the Red Dress -Dillinger; boxing gloves...Hurricane -Dylan

you know the one:
I wept each time

Do Not Step on Tracks:
12/12 AM fun!
12/12 PM ...mind the gap...[personal: gonna eat in tonight after garden chores; no walkin, no drivin, no bike, no bus, no train...]...just smilin, over here...

you will love the whole show and bookmark it, I betcha.
Reviewer: jjg4762 - - December 10, 2014
Subject: Back into Dark Star
Late into the Other One they start going back into Dark Star can't recall just when but it's there. Somewhere around the 14th or 15th minute. This show has the feel of a night of exploring like so many other older shows.
Reviewer: c-freedom - - November 14, 2014
Subject: Hi heeled sneakers!
Wow!
Love the way Pig and Jerry alternate verses on Hi-heeled.
High Time in 69 is just other worldy (and this is just a little after the moon landing)
The sound early is snarly at times but one can only ponder if the jazz flavor of this show was an early precursor for the horns on Wake of the Flood.
DARK STAR brings clarity here as a point of departure.
I was at the Nassau Dark Star show 3/29/90 with Branford and this gives me that same free form jazzy feeling.
I must have missed this recording back in the day so this is a real treat and as already commented upon by other reviwers the sound is much cleaner by this point in the show.
Dark Star > Alligator- You can't go wrong with that combo.
One of the nice things about this show is Pigpen is involved throughout.
and just in case everyone was getting winded a brief but nice drumz into a blazing OTHER ONE
Bobby does not even wait for a break in the jam he simply drops the lyrics in the middle of some serious shredding.
Wow about 7 minutes in it is absolute pandemonium until about the 8;30 mark a bit of respite and then wham they are off again.
This alone is great and then comes the horn player leading a charge. my oh my!
If they would have jammed with SUN RA it would probably have sounded something like this.
Well it would have been even crazier I am sure but this is headed in the right direction.
How's this for a launch into CAUTION it takes 3 minutes to even get into the 'Do NOT stop on tracks' groove. (nuts-Sound coming and going)
You gotta love the 'ALL YOU NEED' harmonies.
Pig right in it "Just a Touch!"
Sound slipping back to how it was in the start of the show. Oh, well I got the jist of it.
Seriously another show in need of a taper time machine trip.
Proof positive that the Grateful Dead were into all kinds of musical expression especially for this show some killer free form jazz.
The horn player is playing a very familiar tune. Man it is like an army tune. Wow bet that gave Jerry a flashback. It gave me one.
Oh the horn player is dropping all kinds of old tune phrases. I think even 'America the Beautiful'
And whatever the fiddle player is jamming is quite nice as well. Damn that is like some kind of a bluegrass tune.
Oh my this would make the Stringdusters smile
And while the fiddler is still playing on comes "WE BID YOU GOODNIGHT". I just love PHIL'S deep voice on this tune.
Reviewer: Zatharas - - November 3, 2014
Subject: BIODTL
Just love, just need it this way.
Reviewer: MR.SUNSHINE - - April 28, 2014
Subject: Great Show
I have been listening to this show for a long time, and was lucky to first hear it right when I was having breakthroughs while listening to Coltrane and Electric Miles. The sax is great and while slightly hard to hear at first,the fiddle or violin is also. This is a show I never get tired of, hopefully it gets an official release someday so we can get an improved sound and maybe some notes about the day or the guest musicians.
Reviewer: Timezone - - December 15, 2012
Subject: Grateful Dead
I found this sax/violin combination riveting. This is the most incredible music I have heard from this band in that great era.
Reviewer: JRimLik - - September 8, 2010
Subject: Real Cool
Been colelcting live Dead since I saw them first in '83 and I had never heard this before. thank you Archive and those who put these great recordings out here for all to enjoy. A truly unique performance. I echo the reviewer below, the '73 fall tour with the horn players (who were on Wake of the Flood and of course Fierro wqas in Legion of Mary) just never got there, pretty tame and flat, save for a couple brief moments in Eyes. And the '90 stuff with Branford was exactly right - cheesy. Perfect word. Branford is great but it was kame, the whole scene weas lame in '90, by then it was almost ma9insytream. I mean that was after the touch thing in '87 so what did we expect. But this does work, I really enjoyed it. Stream it now.
Reviewer: gratedude69 - - August 3, 2010
Subject: wow
was not expecting this when i stumbled on this, a violin that sounds like its from the hills of kentucky and a sweet sax, i dont think id want them to sound like this always but it sure adds an interesting touch to this show, very cool and pulled off quite well unlike some other guest musicians
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - - August 3, 2010
Subject: The Dead sound somewhat like Duke Ellington Orchestra
JAZZ DarkStar !!!
Reviewer: SKYBONE - - April 23, 2010
Subject: very cool
very nice guest musicians. whole thing sounds great
Reviewer: jerlouvis - - April 14, 2010
Subject: Free jazz Dead
It is amazing how easily the band at this stage of their career incorporates a full blown screaming free jazz saxophone and strange violinist(meant in a good way)into the music.Being a huge avant garde jazz fan this show just blew my mind.The Dark Star,Other One and Caution are unique and impressive.
Reviewer: kapowsin - - April 12, 2009
Subject: Listen to this dark star!`
These guest musicians play great! Listen the W.R.S. from 1973 with a coupe horn players...It is really week...I thought what they did in the 90's with the famous sax player was pretty cheesy too...but this actually works...I cannot believe I haven't hear this dark star before...
Reviewer: Spud8 - - June 14, 2008
Subject: Truly unusual Dead
Ok, hold on through what sounds as a terrible start sound fluctuates widely, sometimes barely audible, also some speed issues, as the band crawls their way, reluctantly, on erroneous renditions of HTH, BIODTL & HHS, while carrying 2 extra musicians. But as usual, comes Dark Star and pure magic establishes (by then recording sound is quite better too). Blissful stuff goes on between Jerry and the sax. The Dead sound somewhat like Duke Ellington Orchestra, in a weird way. Quite an ensemble!The fiddle on Alligator suits very fine, a ragtime touch. As TC paints a circus ambience, merry-go-round organ style. By TOO>Caution, theyre already flying high and on fire (extra guys much more comfortable nice violin work on TTO). A true phoenix, emerging mightily from nothing really. Youll easily forget the first 3 songs and give it a 5!
Reviewer: further1 - - February 7, 2008
Subject: Mystery Other One
Deadbase doesn't list the song on this date. deadlists however does. This Other Ones has guest musicians
David LaFlamme - violin
Charles Lloyd - saxophone
an interesting listen if anyone can come up with concrete evidence of this let me know
a pure sbd with little to NO hiss
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